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Children returning to school

12th May 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


As you are aware from recent government announcements, as a result of the huge efforts everyone has made to adhere to strict social distancing measures, the transmission rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) has decreased. The government anticipate, with further progress, that we may be able, during the week commencing 1st June, to welcome back more children to school.


The Prime Minister has stated that this can only happen provided that the 5 key tests set by government justify the changes at the time, including that the rate of infection is decreasing.


As a result, and subject to government confirmation that test results are being met, we are hoping to open our school from Tuesday 2nd June 2020 to Year R, Year 1 and Year 6 children.


This will be in addition to those children from key worker families and those from vulnerable groups that have already been attending school.


In order to be able to plan ahead, I need to know whether parents who have children in any of these year groups will decide to send their children back to school, full-time, from Tuesday 2nd June or not. Please note, if parents decide not to send their children back to school before September, they will not be fined for non-attendance at this time.


I wish to reiterate that this decision is still very much a ‘maybe’ for the reasons listed above but we would like to know the numbers of children we can expect at this stage.


Please therefore can all parents / carers of children in Early Years, Year 1 and Year 6 reply to this e mail address by this Friday 15th May at the latest to let your child’s class teacher know if your child will be returning to school full-time from Tuesday June 2nd or not.


If you are a key worker who now needs to return to work and therefore now needs school provision for your child, can you also let us know by replying to info@hightownsch,net


Thank you all for your continued support and understanding.

Kind regards,

Sian Cook,



Do you want your child to return to school on 2nd June 2020? YES or NO

Are you a Key Worker and need a full-time place for your child? YES or NO

Please reply to your child’s class teacher via their email asap stating your child’s name and your response.